Classic Daiquiri ~Hope~

Happy National Daiquiri Day! If you love this refreshing yet strong drink, let’s have a glass and get tipsy!

 

Now I have a confession to make…I thought classic daiquiri is flavored in strawberry. That’s because whenever I see “daiquiri” sold in a restaurant with a bar or at liquor stores, they’re always in the bright red, tempting us to drink the sweet yet tangy, refreshing drink right away. Because of that, I never thought the original version’s taste was lime but strawberry. 

 

Haha, I can hear some people laughing at me, so let’s make a classic one today and admire the beautiful taste of it. 

 

Ready to check? Let’s cook!

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Classic Daiquiri

classic daiquiri

<Ingredients>

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  • ¼ cup white rum
  • 1 large lime for juice
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons simple syrup (sugar:water 1:1 ratio)
  • Some ice cubes

 

<Directions>

  1. Pour white rum, lime juice, simple syrup in a shaker and close lids. Shake it well.
  2. Pour it into a glass and place some sliced lime. Cheers!

 

<Cooking Tips>

If you have a cocktail shaker, lucky you, it’s time to use it! If you don’t have it, me too! Let’s use some glass jar that used to store jams or pickles (WASH WELL before using the jar. Sometimes the smell of food still remains after washing, but it will disappear soaking it in soapy water overnight and washing it again.)

classic daiquiri

Mmm, refreshing…and wow, it’s so strong! No wonder, unlike when I was making mojito, I didn’t add any seltzer water to a glass this time, so the alcohol scent going through my nostrils was much stronger! But the aftertaste was just perfectly refreshing. The taste wasn’t that bitter because of the syrup added, and the lime juice flavor sure gave me a pleasant feeling as if the cool breeze touched me. 

 

And remember, the daiquiri means “hope” in Japanese culture, so let’s have a glass and hope for whatever you’re expecting to come true. 

 

I remembered Earnest Hemingway is known as a daiquiri lover, but sounds like the recipe is a little different from the one I stated…with some grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur added? I never tried maraschino liqueur before, but having grapefruit in it sounds so tempting. Probably this will be another new face to me. 

 

Cheers to Tasty Tuesday, everyone! We just started a new week, but another weekend comes soon!

 

<Other Ways to Get Tipsy>

If you’re “thirsty” drink this! Double Citrus Mojito

double citrus mojito

As a “dessert” & “wine”. Cherry Wine Jelly

cherry wine jelly

For brownie lovers. Nutty Screwdriver Brownie

nutty screwdriver brownie

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

25 Comments Add yours

  1. aparna12 says:

    Wow. Suddenly I am very thirsty. I am coming right now. ♥️♥️♥️♥️😊😊😊😊🌹🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Tanooki says:

      yayyy I’ll be waiting for you dear Aparna! Will be waiting for you by preparing classic one and frozen one😋👍🥂✨💕

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  2. johnrieber says:

    Well, this is worthy of a celebration – thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Cheers🥂💕✨

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  3. M. Lee Keena says:

    Cheers! 🥂I think that is cool that you thought that daiquiris were only made with strawberries! When I worked at the restaurant, we took those kinds of drinks off the menu. They took too much time to make and clean up.

    Enjoy your drinks!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha~Exactly!! When I used to work at Izakaya in Japan, I didn’t have them as our menu or I didn’t know that yummy drink even exists(maybe lucky me?) So I checked it online and mixologists who works at bar said once they get order of daiquiri, pina colada, miami vice, they think it’s their bad day🤣🍹🤣🍸🤣 Even one admit anything they need to use blender makes them freak out😜

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      1. M. Lee Keena says:

        Oh my! 🙂 Yeah, lucky you for not know to much about sweet drinks. Another thing about them, they use lots of sugar and dies to make the drink colorful and sweet. This often leads to sugar crash headaches that feel like hangovers.
        Yes, blender drinks are the not a favorite of bartenders. 🙂

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh wow! Hmm, but as I think about what bar pantry looked like, yes there must be so much addition of sugary syrup…I started to think about what I had in old days were not really hangover but sugar crash🤣

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      3. M. Lee Keena says:

        sugar/syrup = bar flies. Yuck!! 😦

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      4. Tanooki says:

        Aghhhhh exactly!🤣 Now my long-unsolved mystery has solved…yes, these syrups seems so attractive to flies🪰

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      5. M. Lee Keena says:

        🪰🪳other creatures love it as well 😐if I were a fly, I would definitely live in a bar 😁

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      6. Tanooki says:

        Haha~ and sometimes make a beeline when freshly fried bar food is coming huh?😂 sounds like bar is dream place to enjoy food and drink aroma😋😋😋

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      7. M. Lee Keena says:

        It sure is! Sometimes, I miss my restaurant/bar job 🙂

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  4. oh yummmy!!! 🍷🍹

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear Cindy! Cheers🥂💕✨

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      1. of course! 💖

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  5. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Exactly what I need! Cheers Tanooki! Thank’s for share.
    Have a beautiful day!
    Elvira

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Elvira! you too🤗💕✨

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, Tanooki.
        You as well 🙏🤗💕✨

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  6. Livia says:

    Cheers, dear Tanooki 🥂 and thanks for sharing this refreshing drink recipe. 🤩👍 This comes pretty close to the Caipiroshka we usually prepare. Except from the Rum 😉 Maybe I should try Rum again sometime. 🤔

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh yeah! Maybe your tastebuds changed preference, or they’re solid vodka lovers😆👍💕✨🥂

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  7. For a long time I thought a strawberry daiquiri was the only kind too 🙂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes I absolutely agree with you! When I found out with lime juice is the classic one, I was like “whaaaaat!?”🤣

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      1. Same– it sounded so weird lol

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